2019 Atlantic Canada Summer Training Joining Instructions

Cadets attending HMCS Acadia for music and cadets attending CTC Argonaut as staff cadets, all cadets on a 6 week courses or cadets on 3 week basic expedition are to pack their issued combats from the unit. Please ensure you clearly label them 3036 RCACC in permanent marker on the inside of the pants and tunic. Ensure you take them home with you, do not leave them behind or hand them in to the camp supply department.

2019 Legion Medal of Excellence/Lord Strathcona Medal

Legion Medal of Excellence

1.       Met all requirements of the Corps annual mandatory training program

2.      Participated in a minimum of 3 community service events IN ADDITION TO the 9 periods required under PO X02.01 and not including Remembrance Day.

3.      Is regarded by peers and superiors as exemplifying the model cadet

4.      Enhanced the Corps/Sqn through:

a.       Cooperation with peers and subordinates;

b.      Comradeship;

c.       Promoting goodwill and morale within the corps;

d.      Aiding in the development of group identity and cohesiveness and;

e.       Supporting and assisting fellow cadets

Medals – RCLME Nomination form 2019

Medals – RCLME Reference form 2019

 

Lord Strathcona Medal

a. Minimum Silver Star or above

b. High level of fitness

c. meets all mandatory training requirements

d. attended at least 75% of scheduled training parades

e. participated in at least 50% of the scheduled activities

f. three years completed as a cadet

g. regarded by peers as exemplifying the model cadet by displaying outstanding dress, drill, conduct, dependability and loyalty to the cadet program and the corps

Lord Strathcona Medal Nomination

 

Apply by Jan 30th to Capt. Morgan (Chamberlaine)

Canadian Cadet Organization and the Canadian Centre for Child Protection

Since the summer of 2016 the Canadian Cadet Organization has been engaged with the Canadian Centre for Child Protection to share resources, consult with them regarding prevention programs and exchange best practices that can be incorporated into our programs.

 

Included in this post is more information for our Parents/Guardians as well as our cadets.

CCO and the Canadian Centre for Child Protection (C3P) -Resource

2019 Summer Training

Staff Cadets, Advanced Training, Marksmanship and Music Cadets – Your applications are due by Nov 26th to Capt. Cameron

Below is a summary for the Staff Cadets, Marksmanship, Advanced Training  and Music Courses:

Music Courses

  • Military Band – Advanced Musician Course 2019-07-08 – 2019-08-16
  • Military Band – Intermediate Musician Course 2019-07-08 – 2019-08-16
  • Military Band – Basic Musician Course 2019-07-08 – 2019-07-26 OR  2019-07-29 – 2018-08-16
  • Pipe Band – Advanced Musician Course 2019-07-08 – 2019-08-16
  • Pipe Band – Intermediate Musician Course 2019-07-08 – 2019-08-16
  • Pipe Band – Basic Musician Course 2019-07-08 – 2019-07-26 OR  2019-07-29 – 2018-08-16

Marksmanship Courses

  • Basic Marksmanship (must have been coming to marksmanship days) – Held at CSTC Argonaut – 2019-07-08 – 2019-07-26 OR  2019-07-29 – 2018-08-16
  • Air Rifle Marksmanship Instructor –  2019-07-08 – 2019-08-16
  • Fullbore Marksmanship 1 – must have completed Basic Marksmanship – 2019-07-08 – 2019-08-16
  • Fullbore Marksmanship 2 – must have completed Fullbore Marksmanship 1 – 2019-07-08 – 2019-08-16

Staff Cadets – must be 16 years old by January 1st, 2017

  • Choose CTC Location
  • Choose Course you want to staff on
  • approx. dates 2019-07-03 – 2019-08-17

Sea/Army/Air cadets are encouraged to apply for any common positions (duty, supply, WIC, admin/photo tech) at all Atlantic Region Cadet Training Centres (CTC).

  • Greenwood Cadet Training Centre (GCTC) – Sea/Army/Air Opportunities
  • Argonaut Cadet Training Centre (ACTC) – Sea/Army/Air Opportunities
  • HMCS Acadia Cadet Training Centre (HMCS ACTC) – Sea/Army/Air Opportunities
  • Rocky Mountain Cadet Training Centre (RMCTC) – Army Opportunities
  • Connaught Cadet Training Centre (CCTC) – Army Opportunities
  • Valcartier Cadet Training Centre (VCTC) – Army Opportunities (must be bilingual)

Exchanges– must be 16 years old by July 1st, 2017 – must have minimum bronze fitness level

  • International Summer Exchange

Advanced Training – for cadets who have already completed a 6 week course and a minimum of bronze fitness level

  • Leadership and Challenge – Complete Gold Star, over the age of 15 – Approx dates 2019-07-08 – 2019-08-16
  • PARA – completed Gold Star, over the age of 16, high level of fitness – Approx Dates 2019-07-02 – 2019-07-28

 

For everyone else – please read and start thinking about it. Once we know the deadline for the below courses we will let everyone know. Please be patient.

 

General Overview/Explanation

Summer Training is 100% optional we do recommend cadets attend because it is a wonderful free experience. HOWEVER – cadets are not required to attend. Cadets can still be 100% successful in the program however; please note by not attending any summer training they will not be eligible for things like staff, exchanges, senior expeditions. Cadets and parents must have an honest conversation , do you as the cadet want to go, if yes, why? What course? If not, why not? Officers are available to further explain.

On your application ensure you list the course AND the dates you are available. IF you are NOT available for specific dates do not apply for those – clearly state the dates you cannot attend camp

Summer Training Participation Application

On the application form you will see options for your top three choices, cadets are encouraged to apply to multiple courses HOWEVER if you write down you want to apply for a course be sure you want to go on that course. Please DO NOT apply for a course that you wouldn’t accept. Ex don’t apply for Music if you only want to go to Marksmanship or don’t apply for Drill and Ceremonial if you only want to go on Fitness and Sports.

Please fill out the Participation Application to the best of your ability – email with questions if you are unsure which courses you can apply for.

The goal of the summer training courses is that you follow the same program for all of your training. Ex – GT – Basic Expedition – Expedition Instructor – Expedition Staff or Exchange

You do not have to follow this if you did not enjoy the course but keep in mind you will be more able to complete courses with ease if you follow the same program.

Green Stars (typically first year cadets ages 12/13)

2019-07-08 – 2019-07-19   OR 2019-07-21-2019-08-02   OR  2019-08-04-2019-08-16

  • General Training – two week course – only option – exposes the cadets to all aspects of cadets and all camps they can apply for in the future. Ex. Camping, Drill, Fitness etc.
  • Best to apply to all of the dates (Assuming you are available) – we can try to get you on a specific date but it is not 100% guaranteed.

Red Stars (Second year cadets ages 13/14/15) (If this is your first year of cadets but you are 14 or older by July 1st you can apply for the following courses so you will be with your age group)

2019-07-08 – 2019-07-26 OR  2019-07-29 – 2018-08-16

  • Basic Leadership (Drill & Ceremonial ) – Held at CSTC Greenwood
  • Basic Expedition – Held at CSTC Argonaut
  • Basic Fitness and Sports- Held at CSTC Argonaut
  • Basic Marksmanship (must have been coming to marksmanship days) – Held at CSTC Argonaut
  • Basic Music – Held at HMCS Acadia

Silver Stars/Gold Stars (Third and fourth year cadets 15-18 years) (This should be your third year of camp if you started with GT at age 12)

2019-07-08 – 2019-08-16

  • Drill and Ceremonial Instructor – Held at CTC Greenwood
  • Fitness and Sports Instructor- Held at CTC Argonaut
  • Expedition Instructor – must have minimum bronze fitness level – Held at CTC Argonaut
  • Intermediate Music – Held at HMCS Acadia
  • Air Rifle Marksmanship Instructor – Held at CTC Argonaut
  • Fullbore Marksmanship 1 – must have completed Basic Marksmanship – Held at CTC Connaught
  • Fullbore Marksmanship 2 – must have completed Fullbore Marksmanship 1 – Held at CTC Connaught
  • Advanced Music – must have completed Intermediate Music – Held at HMCS Acadia
  • If you are not old enough for staff you can apply to do a second 6 week course

2018 Remembrance Day Parade

A quick note on Remembrance Day

Look here to see where you wear your poppy on your uniform – https://www.3036rcacc.ca/uncategorized/wearing-of-the-poppy/

The Parade
945 am in Full uniform – Beaverbank-Kinsac Fire Department – turn right up the road just before it to the school at the top of the hill (on the left). That is where we will be meeting.

You will be wearing your full uniform with a poppy. Dress for the weather – you can wear your cadet toque (if you have it) or your beret with your uniform, your cadet winter jacket (if you have it) , and black mittens or gloves. If you do not have a cadet winter jacket you can wear your civilian winter jacket over your uniform.

If your uniform has not come in by then you will wear appropriate civilian clothes with a poppy – no bright colors.

Please keep in mind to dress for the weather. You can wear long johns under your uniform – do not constrict your blood flow by wearing tight constricting clothes under your uniform. Wool socks are a must in your parade boots to keep your feet warm – if you don’t have any go see supply.

The band will play. Make sure you bring your instrument and music.

Parents please stay at the ceremony until the cadets are done. Usually the ceremony ends around 11:20.

The parade goes on rain, snow or shine.

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Wearing of uniforms at School Ceremonies

Cadets wishing to wear their uniforms to school ceremonies must:
1. Have approval in advance from Capt MacInnis, Capt Chamberlaine or Capt Cameron
2. Show on CO’s parade on Nov 5th you have your full uniform, worn properly, badges sewn on, ironed etc.
3. Abide by the following rules – provide us the date, time and location of your ceremony, only wear your uniform during the ceremony (you cannot wear it outside of the ceremony), while wearing your uniform at school demonstrate maturity and professionalism